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Dinosaur State Park

Vocabulary

  • Vernal pool – a seasonal pool of water, that provides habitat for distinctive plants and animals. It may consist of shallow water during the winter and spring, but then may be completely dry during the summer and fall.

Fun Facts

  • During excavation for a state building in the late 1960’s, 2,000 dinosaur tracks were discovered at this site!
  • Jewelweed is a natural antidote for poison ivy. The sap from the stem and leaves, when applied to the skin, has also been used to relieve itching and pain from other skin conditions, including hives and stinging nettle reactions. It was used by the Native Americans.

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